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     1. adv. (focus) Especially or primarily; above all.
     2. adv. (focus) Mainly or principally; almost entirely.
     3. adj. of, or relating to a chief
     1. adj. (not in US) from or pertaining to the southern part of any region
     2. adj. (chiefly US) from or pertaining to the South, the south-eastern states of the United States, or to the inhabitants or culture of that region.
     3. adj. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.
     4. adj. Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.
           The southern climate.
     5. adj. Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.
     6. n. synonym of southerner
     1. n. plural of U
     2. pron. (personal) Me and at least one other person; the objective case of we.
     3. pron. (colloquial) Me.
           Give us a look at your paper.
           Give us your wallet!
     4. pron. (Northern England) Our.
           We'll have to throw us food out.
     5. det. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
           It's not good enough for us teachers.
     6. n. plural of u
     1. adj. Relating to a choice between two or more possibilities
           an alternative proposition
     2. adj. Not traditional, outside the mainstream, underground.
           alternative medicine; alternative lifestyle; alternative rock
     3. adj. Other; different from something else.
     4. adj. alternate; reciprocal
     5. n. A situation which allows a mutually exclusive choice between two or more possibilities; a choice between two or more possibilities.
     6. n. One of several mutually exclusive things which can be chosen.
     7. n. The remaining option; something available after other possibilities have been exhausted.
have you an alternative to offer
     1. n. To do with shape.:
     2. n.          The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.
     3. n.          A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold.
     4. n.          (dated) A long bench with no back.
     5. n.          (fine arts) The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.
     6. n.          (crystallography) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.
     7. n. (social) To do with structure or procedure.
     8. n.          An order of doing things, as in religious ritual.
     9. n.          Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula.
     10. n.          Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system.
                   a republican form of government
     11. n.          Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality.
                   a matter of mere form
     12. n.          (archaic) A class or rank in society.
     13. n.          (UK) A criminal record; loosely, past history (in a given area).
     14. n.          (education) A class or year of school pupils (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in sixth form).
     15. n. A blank document or template to be filled in by the user.
           To apply for the position, complete the application form.
     16. n. Level of performance.
           The team's form has been poor this year.
           The orchestra was on top form this evening.
     17. n. (grammar) A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages; the particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech.
           participial forms;  verb forms
     18. n. The den or home of a hare.
     19. n. (computing, programming) A window or dialogue box.
     20. n. (taxonomy) An infraspecific rank.
     21. n. (printing, dated) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.
     22. n. (geometry) A quantic.
     23. n. (sports) A specific way of performing a movement.
     24. v. To assume (a certain shape or visible structure).
           When you kids form a straight line I'll hand out the lollies.
     25. v. To give (a shape or visible structure) to a thing or person.
           Roll out the dough to form a thin sheet.
     26. v. (intransitive) To take shape.
           When icicles start to form on the eaves you know the roads will be icy.
     27. v. To put together or bring into being; assemble.
           The socialists did not have enough MPs to form a government.
           Paul McCartney and John Lennon formed The Beatles in Liverpool in 1960.
     28. v. (transitive, linguistics) To create (a word) by inflection or derivation.
           By adding "-ness", you can form a noun from an adjective.
     29. v. To constitute, to compose, to make up.
           Teenagers form the bulk of extreme traffic offenders.
     30. v. To mould or model by instruction or discipline.
           Singing in a choir helps to form a child's sociality.
     31. v. To provide (a hare) with a form.
     32. v. (electrical, historical, transitive) To treat (plates) to prepare them for introduction into a storage battery, causing one plate to be composed more or less of spongy lead, and the other of lead pero
he might have got it in capsule form
looking down at the still form on the floor
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep.          (now obsolete, or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), "off".
     3. prep.          (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     4. prep.          From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
                    There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
     5. prep.          (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
                    What's the time? / Nearly a quarter of three.
     6. prep. Expressing separation.
     7. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.)
                    Finally she was relieved of the burden of caring for her sick husband.
     8. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.)
                    He seemed devoid of human feelings.
     9. prep.          (obsolete) (Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.)
     10. prep. Expressing origin.
     11. prep.          (Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.)
                    The word is believed to be of Japanese origin.
     12. prep.          (Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation); from, out of, as an expression of.
                    The invention was born of necessity.
     13. prep.          (following an intransitive verb) (Indicates the source or cause of the verb.)
                    It is said that she died of a broken heart.
     14. prep.          (following an adjective) (Indicates the subject or cause of the adjective.)
                    I am tired of all this nonsense.
     15. prep. Expressing agency.
     16. prep.          (following a passive verb) (Indicates the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with by).)
                    I am not particularly enamoured of this idea.
     17. prep.          (Used to introduce the "subjective genitive"; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase) (see also 'Possession' senses below).
                    The contract can be terminated at any time with the agreement of both parties.
     18. prep.          (following an adjective) (Used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.)
                    It was very brave of you to speak out like that.
     19. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     20. prep.          (after a verb expressing construction, making etc.) (Used to indicate the material or substance used.)
                    Many 'corks' are now actually made of plastic.
     21. prep.          (directly following a noun) (Used to indicate the material of the just-mentioned object.)
                    She wore a dress of silk.
     22. prep.          (Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.)
                    What a lot of nonsense!
     23. prep.          (Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.)
                   Welcome to the historic town of Harwich.
     24. prep.          (Links two nouns in near-apposition, with the first qualifying the second); "which is also".
                    I'm not driving this wreck of a car.
     25. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     26. prep.          (Links an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-ma
                    I'm always thinking of you.
     27. prep.          (following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.)) (Introduces its subject matter); about, concerning.
                    He told us the story of his journey to India.
     28. prep.          (following an adjective) (Introduces its subject matter.)
                    This behaviour is typical of teenagers.
     29. prep. Having partitive effect.
     30. prep.          (following a number or other quantitive word) (Introduces the whole for which is indicated only the specified part or segment); "from among".
                    Most of these apples are rotten.
     31. prep.          (following a noun) (Indicates a given part.)
     32. prep.          (now archaic, literary, with preceding partitive word assumed, or as a predicate after to be) Some, an amount of, one of.
                    On the whole, they seem to be of the decent sort.
     33. prep.          (Links to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below).)
                    He is a friend of mine.
     34. prep. Expressing possession.
     35. prep.          Belonging to, existing in, or taking place in a given location, place or time. Compare "origin" senses, above.
                    He was perhaps the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
     36. prep.          Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
                    The owner of the nightclub was arrested.
     37. prep.          Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; (the "possessive genitive". (With abstract nouns, this inter
                    Keep the handle of the saucepan away from the flames.
     38. prep. Forming the "objective genitive".
     39. prep.          (Follows an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.)
                    She had a profound distrust of the police.
     40. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     41. prep.          (now archaic, or literary) (Links an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier); in respect to, as regards.
                    My companion seemed affable and easy of manner.
     42. prep.          (Indicates a quality or characteristic); "characterized by".
                    Pooh was said to be a bear of very little brain.
     43. prep.          (Indicates quantity, age, price, etc.)
                    We have been paying interest at a rate of 10%.
     44. prep.          (US, informal considered incorrect by some) (Used to link singular indefinite nouns (preceded by the indefinite article) and attributive adjectives mod
                    It's not that big of a deal.
     45. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     46. prep.          (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity.
                    Of an evening, we would often go for a stroll along the river.
     47. prep.          (UK dialectal, chiefly in negative constructions) For (a given length of time).
                    I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     48. prep.          (after a noun) (Indicates duration of a state, activity etc.)
                    After a delay of three hours, the plane finally took off.
come to think of it
in spite of all this
     1. n. plural of breech
     2. n. A garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs; smallclothes.
     3. n. (informal) Trousers; pantaloons.
     1. n. (plural only, chiefly North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Ireland, Cumbria, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester) An outer garment that covers the body from the waist downwards, c
     2. n. (plural only, chiefly UK) An undergarment that covers the genitals and often the buttocks and the neighbouring parts of the body; underpants.
     3. n. (slang) Rubbish; something worthless.
           You're talking pants!
           The film was a load or pile of pants.
     4. adj. (UK, slang) Of inferior quality, rubbish.
           Your mobile is pants — why don’t you get one like mine?
     5. v. To pull someone’s pants down; to forcibly remove someone’s pants.
     6. n. plural of pant
     7. v. third-person singular present indicative of pant
     1. n. An article of clothing that covers the part of the body between the waist and the ankles or knees, and is divided into a separate part for each leg.
           The trousers need to be shortened.
           Why can women wear trousers when men can't wear skirts?
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